CANCER COUNCIL’S ‘GIRLS’ NIGHT IN’ HAS RESULTED IN RESEARCH THAT HAS DIRECTLY IMPACTED THE TESTING, TREATMENT & PREVENTION OF BREAST & GYNAECOLOGICAL CANCERS.
… and they need our support to continue making these changes.
Did you know?
* Around 50 women every day in Australia are diagnosed with a breast or gynaecological cancer.
* In NSW alone, it’s predicted that this year, 18 people will be diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer every day, totalling over 6,500 cases. Sadly, this will result in 1,459 deaths in a single year.
* One out of every 11 women in NSW are affected by breast cancer at some stage in their life.
This is why it’s so important to help support the amazing work of the the Cancer Council, the only charity in Australia that funds research into breast and gynaecological cancers while providing complete support for anyone affected by women’s cancers. It’s as easy as registering and organising a ‘girls’ night in’ in October or November to help raise funds for this amazing campaign…
Your Girls’ Night In-piration
• Girls’ Night In is a special way to not only fundraise for a great cause, but also to highlight the need to have regular testing for breast and gynaecological cancers among your group of friends. Prevention and early detection are so important in working towards a cancer free-future.
• Your Girls’ Night In doesn’t need to be a big event. A simple get-together and chance to catch up with friends you haven’t seen for a while can be the ultimate Girls’ Night In. You can make your Girls’ Night In as big or as small are you like. Register and lock in a date with your guests early.
• Get creative with your fundraising. You could host a movie night and charge for admission and popcorn, create a bidding war on a recipe, or put on a dinner and get everyone to donate what they would have spent at a restaurant. Or, keep it simple with a donation box at the front door.
• Your Girls’ Night In could include a themed pink night, clothes swap, karaoke or a pamper night. Or you could do what you love to do most with your friends; spend time with each other and catch up over a meal.
Visit www.girlsnightin.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85 to register – if you can’t organise a night, you can also donate : )
Where does the money go?
No matter how big or small, your Girls’ Night In will make a big difference to all Australian women who are affected by breast or a gynaecological cancer: Here’s how your money can help:
• $5 can go towards producing a meditation DVD to help a woman deal with the agony of chemotherapy.
• $10 helps pay for an Information Pack for women to cope with the aftermath of surgery.
• $50 can help fund a call to a cancer nurse on 13 11 20 that informs and supports a woman through her cancer diagnosis.
• $100 can go towards accommodation for women who need to stay away from home while accessing treatment.
• $250 can help pay overdue electricity, phone, gas or rates bills for a mum who hasn’t been able to work for six months.
• $500 can go towards funding a grant for new research into ovarian cancer.
• $1,200 can help us fund three days of research into breast and gynecological cancers.
And don’t forget to take pix and share them on your social media #girlsnightin !
Visit www.girlsnightin.com.au for all the need-to-know info